The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 583 611 562
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Architect 329 334 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 233 271 305
Average salary £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,900
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £107,750 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £70,000 £70,000 £70,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103565 111265 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90958 85091
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 within the UK.

Lead Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 318 £75,000 - 31
London +14 171 £84,500 +2.42% 16
South East +46 61 £72,500 +3.57% 2
City of London +22 48 £65,000 -25.71% 5
West Midlands -6 26 £70,000 - 3
Berkshire +8 23 £75,000 +42.85% 1
Hampshire +6 15 £67,500 -7.53%
Coventry -8 15 £70,000 -
Yorkshire -13 14 £62,500 -9.09% 1
East Midlands +9 12 £58,750 -30.88% 2
South West -10 10 £65,000 +21.49% 3
East of England -15 10 £67,500 +3.84%
Lincolnshire - 9 - - 2
Barton-upon-Humber - 9 - - 1
Scotland +21 7 - - 2
West Sussex +7 7 £66,000 -14.83%
Bedfordshire +2 7 £70,000 +12.00%
North West -3 7 £60,000 -11.11% 3
Cheshire +5 6 £57,500 -2.12%
Glasgow - 6 - -
Southampton - 6 £60,500 -
Bedford +1 5 £67,500 +8.00%
Sheffield -3 5 £95,000 +35.71% 1
Wiltshire -4 5 £70,000 +30.84%
South Yorkshire -5 5 £95,000 +35.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £55,000 -21.42%
Uxbridge - 5 £80,000 -
Slough - 5 £80,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +18 4 - -
Swindon +8 4 £70,000 +30.84%

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 329 (44.16%) Finance
2 221 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (23.76%) Java
4 165 (22.15%) Oracle
5 160 (21.48%) Banking
6 141 (18.93%) TOGAF
7 128 (17.18%) Middleware
8 124 (16.64%) .NET
9 118 (15.84%) Retail
10 111 (14.90%) Microsoft
11 100 (13.42%) SOA
12 98 (13.15%) JavaScript
12 98 (13.15%) Windows
13 94 (12.62%) SQL Server
14 88 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
15 84 (11.28%) WebSphere
16 83 (11.14%) Enterprise Architecture
17 82 (11.01%) C#
17 82 (11.01%) IBM
18 81 (10.87%) SQL
19 79 (10.60%) HTML
20 77 (10.34%) Linux
20 77 (10.34%) Apache
20 77 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
21 76 (10.20%) Scrum
22 75 (10.07%) Cisco
23 74 (9.93%) E-Commerce
24 73 (9.80%) LAN
25 72 (9.66%) WAN
26 69 (9.26%) Business Intelligence

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 84 (11.28%) WebSphere
2 77 (10.34%) Apache
3 64 (8.59%) Tomcat
3 64 (8.59%) IIS
4 62 (8.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 57 (7.65%) Oracle Coherence
6 17 (2.28%) WebSphere Process Server
6 17 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 16 (2.15%) WebLogic
8 14 (1.88%) CMS
9 12 (1.61%) Node.js
9 12 (1.61%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.48%) Joomla!
10 11 (1.48%) JBoss
11 10 (1.34%) MS Exchange
12 8 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.81%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.81%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.54%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (4.16%) RMDS
2 24 (3.22%) SAP FI/CO
2 24 (3.22%) SAP FI
2 24 (3.22%) SAP CO
3 12 (1.61%) SAP HR
3 12 (1.61%) SAP LE
3 12 (1.61%) SAP SCM
4 9 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.67%) AWD
5 5 (0.67%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.54%) Magento
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Summit
8 1 (0.13%) SAP QM
8 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.01%) SaaS
3 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.94%) Office 365
5 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.54%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.40%) Force.com
8 2 (0.27%) PaaS
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 73 (9.80%) LAN
2 72 (9.66%) WAN
3 68 (9.13%) SAN
3 68 (9.13%) HTTP
4 60 (8.05%) NAS
5 57 (7.65%) Multicast
5 57 (7.65%) FCoE
5 57 (7.65%) Fibre Channel
6 26 (3.49%) iSCSI
7 23 (3.09%) Internet
8 19 (2.55%) Firewall
9 8 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (0.81%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.67%) BIG-IP
11 5 (0.67%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (0.40%) VoIP
12 3 (0.40%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 77 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (8.05%) DB2
4 36 (4.83%) Hadoop
5 32 (4.30%) HBase
6 29 (3.89%) Big Data
7 18 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.28%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.15%) MySQL
10 14 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.74%) OLAP
11 13 (1.74%) MongoDB
12 10 (1.34%) Riak
12 10 (1.34%) OLTP
12 10 (1.34%) Oracle OLAP
13 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.21%) Maven
3 8 (1.07%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (0.94%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.94%) ReSharper
5 5 (0.67%) Subversion
5 5 (0.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 5 (0.67%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.13%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Selenium
8 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.13%) NUnit
8 1 (0.13%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) JUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Grunt
General
1 329 (44.16%) Finance
2 160 (21.48%) Banking
3 118 (15.84%) Retail
4 29 (3.89%) Marketing
5 26 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.42%) Corporate Banking
7 17 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.15%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.61%) Automotive
9 12 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.48%) Legal
10 11 (1.48%) Back Office
11 9 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.67%) Military
13 4 (0.54%) Games
13 4 (0.54%) Publishing
13 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.40%) Local Government
15 2 (0.27%) Electronics
15 2 (0.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (17.18%) Middleware
2 124 (16.64%) .NET
3 79 (10.60%) HTML
4 69 (9.26%) XML
5 62 (8.32%) Web Services
6 51 (6.85%) J2EE
7 50 (6.71%) ASP.NET
8 42 (5.64%) CSS
9 39 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (4.97%) XSLT
11 33 (4.43%) Oracle Fusion
11 33 (4.43%) REST
12 31 (4.16%) Rendezvous
12 31 (4.16%) jQuery
12 31 (4.16%) Ultra Messaging
13 30 (4.03%) AngularJS
14 24 (3.22%) Spring
15 23 (3.09%) HTML5
16 21 (2.82%) WCF
16 21 (2.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 54 (7.25%) Mainframe
2 39 (5.23%) User Experience
3 38 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.03%) Data Integration
5 23 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (1.88%) Mobile Banking
8 14 (1.88%) DataPower
9 13 (1.74%) Online Banking
10 12 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.61%) Data Centre
10 12 (1.61%) Clustering
11 11 (1.48%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.07%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.94%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.67%) Equities
15 5 (0.67%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 98 (13.15%) Windows
2 77 (10.34%) Linux
3 68 (9.13%) Solaris
4 15 (2.01%) UNIX
5 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (0.81%) SUSE
5 6 (0.81%) AIX
5 6 (0.81%) CentOS
5 6 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.67%) Debian
6 5 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.40%) VME
8 1 (0.13%) Android
8 1 (0.13%) HPUX
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (18.93%) TOGAF
3 100 (13.42%) SOA
4 88 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 83 (11.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 76 (10.20%) Scrum
7 74 (9.93%) E-Commerce
8 69 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (9.13%) Zachman Framework
10 65 (8.72%) Performance Tuning
11 64 (8.59%) MVC
12 58 (7.79%) TDD
13 57 (7.65%) Benchmarking
14 52 (6.98%) Mentoring
15 47 (6.31%) Line Management
16 42 (5.64%) Open Source
17 41 (5.50%) Project Management
18 40 (5.37%) Analytics
19 38 (5.10%) SDLC
19 38 (5.10%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 177 (23.76%) Java
2 98 (13.15%) JavaScript
3 82 (11.01%) C#
4 81 (10.87%) SQL
5 29 (3.89%) Python
6 18 (2.42%) PHP
7 9 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.94%) C++
9 6 (0.81%) Perl
9 6 (0.81%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.81%) ABAP
9 6 (0.81%) Ruby
10 5 (0.67%) Korn
10 5 (0.67%) COBOL
10 5 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.67%) Jython
10 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.54%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.54%) Groovy
12 3 (0.40%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (5.10%) Degree
2 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (1.34%) MCSE
3 10 (1.34%) CISSP
4 8 (1.07%) ISEB
5 6 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.67%) CCNP
7 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.40%) MCITP
8 3 (0.40%) CCDA
9 2 (0.27%) CCDP
9 2 (0.27%) CCNA
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCTS
10 1 (0.13%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.58%) QA
2 6 (0.81%) EMIR
3 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.54%) MiFID
4 4 (0.54%) COBIT
5 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 57 (7.65%) SRDF
1 57 (7.65%) NFS
2 42 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.16%) Oracle RAC
3 31 (4.16%) Xen
3 31 (4.16%) KVM
4 30 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.48%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.94%) vSphere
7 5 (0.67%) XenServer
7 5 (0.67%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.67%) pfSense
7 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.40%) XenApp
9 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.13%) Ceph
10 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.34%) Tivoli
3 9 (1.21%) TeamSite
3 9 (1.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (0.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.13%) SCCM
5 1 (0.13%) SCOM
5 1 (0.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.13%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 165 (22.15%) Oracle
2 111 (14.90%) Microsoft
3 82 (11.01%) IBM
4 75 (10.07%) Cisco
5 69 (9.26%) Intel
6 61 (8.19%) NetApp
6 61 (8.19%) EMC
7 50 (6.71%) VMware
8 46 (6.17%) SAP
9 42 (5.64%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (4.70%) TIBCO
11 32 (4.30%) Sybase
12 31 (4.16%) DataSynapse
13 22 (2.95%) Google
14 16 (2.15%) Citrix
15 14 (1.88%) Facebook
16 13 (1.74%) F5
17 12 (1.61%) hybris
17 12 (1.61%) HP
17 12 (1.61%) Pega
Manchester, Lancashire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £75K + £5K Car + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
GE Capital
Salary: Unspecified £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £80000 - £95000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Home Based
Posted: 15 hours ago
Perth & Kinross
SSE
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Perth & Kinross
SSE
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £76000 - £80000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum Benefits & Bonus on top
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Data Intelligence
Posted: 4 days ago
Lincolnshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum Up to £90k + Car Allowance, Excellen
Posted: 6 days ago
Barton-upon-Humber
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + bonuses
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Royal Mail Group
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + car + bonus
Posted: 14 days ago